Mihaela Nadasan, BT, at NEXTfintech: For BT, the attention paid to FinTech start-ups came naturally
Comunicat de presa 2021-03-04
Mihaela Nadasan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Financial Markets & Institutions, represented Banca Transilvania at NEXTFintech - The Bridge to Inclusive Finance, the most important acceleration event for FinTech startups in Romania. The messages sent were the following:
Considering that start-ups are the specialty of Banca Transilvania, the attention paid to FinTech start-ups came naturally, and later turned into a business approach. They teach us how to be agile.
BT has entered into partnerships with FinTechs and invested in their capital structure.
In case of our bank, the digitalization started as a need to come with an added value in our customers’ experience, then it became a way of thinking, and in 2020, in the pandemic context, a necessity.
The agility of FinTechs, combined with the experience of the banks, bring the best results for customers.
In the collaboration between banks and FinTechs the following elements are necessary: continuity, commitment, increasing the attention paid to security and regulations.
Sustainability must become the main guide in the actions undertaken by FinTechs.
11 startups that were part of the acceleration program, which lasted 12 weeks and included four mentoring modules: sales & matchmaking, product marketing, transition strategies to the international market and preparation for attracting investments. The start-ups presented their projects at NEXTFintech, thus having the opportunity to present their products, progress and attract investors. The international jury nominated the following start-ups as winners: 22Trust Venture - Best Product, Leaseman - Best Startup, Investory - Best Pitch and ZOOM Report - Popularity Award.
NEXTFintech was organized by Techcelerator with the support of EFSE Development Facility, Google for Startups, GapMinder VC, TechAngels, RoFin.Tech, Stripe and the Department for International Trade of the British Embassy in Bucharest.